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Jane F Flynn
September 4, 2005
Article profiles a new generation of young professional actors who have settled in Kansas City.
Woman of 80 on TV Show Is a Former Kansas Citian
May 3, 1953
Article profiles actress Gertrude Hoffman (80), who lived in Kansas City with her family from 1919 to 1917 before beginning an acting career in film and television at the age of 60. Hoffman reflects back...
What Makes Janie Run?
Photos and interview with commentary of Janie Fopeano, spokeswoman on commercials for the Milgrams grocery store chain and performer at the Plaza Inn International, describing her image and career, growing...
Wendy MacLaughlin Obituary
March 14, 2008
Anne H. (Wendy) MacLaughlin died March 10, 2008, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born March 23, 1931, in Kansas City, daughter of Edwin and Dolly Hasek. Wendy was an actress and performed at the Barn...
Vaydik "Misled" on Filming
Article about the new rules for filming the movie at Swope Park featuring adult film star Linda Lovelace. Frank Vaydik, "parks and recreation director," deceived by movie producers as to the pornographic...
Actor and actress in costume in posed shot.
Three Actresses Playing Nuns
ca. early 1950s
Three actresses playing nuns in the 1950s stage production of Cyrano at the University of Kansas City Playhouse. Dory DeAngelo is the actress on the far left; the two other actresses are unidentified.
This Versatile Actress Aims for Star Billing at Home, Too
Photos and biographical article about Harriet Levitt, a "Kansas City actress" and "veteran of the Barn, Resident, Missouri Repertory and Vanguard theaters," residing at 644 West Meyer Boulevard and formerly...
Theater: Road to Success Long for Hometown Actress
Biographical article about Carol Mabbott, "a 26-year-old native Kansas Citian" actress, singer and dancer "return[ing] here this summer from Minneapolis to work in the MRT [Missouri Repertory Theater]...
The Whirlwind Life of Molly McGreevy
Photos and biographical article about Molly McGreevy, a dinner theater actress in Kansas City living in the Walnuts Apartments, born in the mid-1930s and coming to Kansas City in the 1960s from New York...
Photo and biographical description of Blanche Massey, a stage actress in New York City and presumably from the Kansas City or surrounding area.
The Georgia Brown Dramatic School and Children's Theatre Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
Pamphlet or booklet containing a photo and biographical sketch of Jeanne Eagels, "the most ambitious child of the [Georgia Brown Dramatic School at 800 East Armour Boulevard] school's history," going on...
Talented Twins Hope to Star in TV Series
Photo and biographical article about identical twins Francie Clark and her sister Nancie Clark, 17-year-old seniors at Park Hill High School engaged in dancing and modeling since age 11 locally (including...
St. Joseph Museum Immortalizes Actress
November 13, 2005
Brief article reporting a 2005-2006 exhibit at the St. Joseph Museum examining the life and career of actress Ruth Warrick. Warrick, who was born in St. Joseph and attended the University of Kansas City...
Soap Opera Star Ruth Warrick Dies at 88
January 18, 2005
A short Associated Press article which mentions the death of actress Ruth Warrick. It states that she was "born and raised in St. Joseph, Mo., left for New York after graduating from what is now the University...
Shine On: Emerging Artists for 2008
April 27, 2008
Cover story highlighting eight emerging Kansas City artists: Lauren Braton (singer/actress); members of Red Line Chemistry (rock band) - Andy Breit, Tom Brown, Brett Ditgen, Dave Fyten, and Mike Mazzarese;...
Scene From Movie Two Girls and One Bonnet
Exterior view of two actresses and one actor from early movie entitled Two Girls and One Bonnet produced locally by Pageant Film Corporation at Harrison Street studio in cooperation with the Missouri Valley...
Senior portrait of actress Ruth Warrick, Class of 1934, Southwest High School, Kansas City, Missouri. Warrick went on to make her film debut in "Citizen Kane" and starred in the soap opera "All My Children."...
Ruth Grey Edgerton
Photo and bio of Ruth Edgerton, "a native of Kansas City whose talents as an actress are excelled only by her personal lovelines."
"The goal of this thesis is to document the life of Robin Humphrey and the contribution to Kansas City's theatre history by this actress, director and educator.... These contributions will be outlined...
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